Identify the Author's Message with Picture Books (Second Grade Super Pack) CCSS



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Grade: 2
Type: PDF

All of the lesson plans included in this package are aligned to the Common Core Standards for Second Grade and use popular picture books as a springboard for instruction.

These lesson plans can be used for whole group, small group, and independent instruction. Each lesson plan follows the format of a minilesson and provides an opportunity for children to turn and talk about identifying the author's message they make while reading, reflect on the text, and write about their reading using a reader's notebook worksheet.

This package also includes an Identify the Author's Message anchor chart. Introduce the strategy to your students, then hang the anchor chart in your classroom library as a reminder of what good readers do. You could also make copies of the covers of each of the books and hang them with the anchor chart to remind students of the work they did while reading each of the books.

This package comes complete with lesson plans and a reader's notebook worksheet for the following books:
Martin's Big Words
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Mellon
Thank You, Mr. Falker
The Giving Tree
Voices in the Park

All of the lesson plans in this Super Pack are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for second grade.

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Reading Comprehension Lessons

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Hi, my name is Amy Mackenzie. As a former classroom teacher and reading interventionist I often found it difficult to “fit it all in.” Phonics, Word Study, Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension Work, Writing About Reading, Differentiated Instruction – ugh – Who has the time? I also found that the books in the leveled library didn't engage my students. They were boring and had highly predictable story lines. As a result, I began to use the award winning quality literature from my school and classroom libraries to teach reading. Soon, my students were asking for more books and looked forward to reading. I also began to integrate the key components of reading instruction into my reading lessons both for whole group and small group delivery. My students’ reading levels improved, test scores improved and a classroom community of readers was born. I know how busy teachers’ lives can be. Finding the time to create new resources can be a daunting task in and of itself. That’s why I created Reading Comprehension Lessons. The lesson plans and resources that I began to create for my classroom were of no use filed away on my laptop. So today I am thrilled to share my lesson plans and resources with teachers who want to use the chapter and picture books they know and love to teach reading. I hope that my lesson plans and resources will make teaching reading a little bit easier and help your students to discover and enjoy reading.

Amy Mackenzie
Reading Comprehension Lessons